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Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Likely tendonitis: Pain that is worse at rest and at night may be tendonitis. The hamstring tendons attach behind the knee and if inflamed may be the cause of your pain. Stretching and anti-inflammatories are a good place to start. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

A few thoughts: You have to consider what is behind the knee. There are blood vessels, tendons, muscles, knee joint. You have to consider each of these. When you are evaluated these will be looked at to try to clarify your symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain back of knee &pain underneath kneecap on shin. extreme limp after sitting down.feels stiff but stretched out. No injury,pain for about 2months?

Pain back of knee &pain underneath kneecap on shin. extreme limp after sitting down.feels stiff but stretched out. No injury,pain for about 2months?

Chondromalacia patel: this sounds like chondromalacia patella which is softening of the cartilage underneath your kneecap. Best treatment for this is to do exercises that strengthen your quadriceps muscles. You can discuss with your physician about this or after your evaluation if x-rays and other imaging looks okay you could have physical therapy help you work on a new program ...Read more

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Knee pain mostly while sitting down or squatting i first noticed the pain after a run i would do 2 miles every weekend.Stopped 3 month but pain sstill?

Knee pain mostly while sitting down or squatting i first noticed the pain after a run i would do 2 miles every weekend.Stopped 3 month but pain sstill?

Kneecaps & alignment: Knee pain in younger people is often due to foot, knee, and hip alignment issues. Pain when the knee is bent comes from pressure of the kneecap into the femur. An alignment evaluation, orthotics, and a specific exercise program designed by a pt for you should help. Without an injury, a meniscus problem is unlikely. ...Read more

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Knee pain sides and back of knee sharp consistant pain instability in the joint worsens after sitting while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Knee pain
sides and back of knee
sharp consistant pain
instability in the joint
worsens after sitting
while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Get Ortho evaluation: With complaints of constant pain and a sense of instability, you would be best served by having a thorough orthopaedic examination to assess whether or not you have a significant injury such as a meniscal tear or ligamentous tear. ...Read more

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4 wk knee pain, esp after sitting and bending.Better when walking, but more sore in evening.See doc in wk.What to do to get better.Walking, biking bad?

4 wk knee pain, esp after sitting and bending.Better when walking, but more sore in evening.See doc in wk.What to do to get better.Walking, biking bad?

Specialist will help: Sounds like chondromalacia patella (cmp) or patellofemoral syndrome (pfs) both essentially the same. See a sports medicine musculoskeletal specialist, usually a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) that specializes in omm (osteopathic manual medicine) or nmm (neuromuscular medicine) with a sports medicine background. You'll be prescribed exercises, stretches and usually a brace to reduce pain. ...Read more

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